Pubdate: Thu, 23 Jun 2011
Source: Gainesville Sun, The (FL)
Copyright: 2011 The Gainesville Sun
Author: William Dicker,


In response to the recent story titled "Panel: War on drugs has failed;
legalize marijuana":

What would be the effect of state owned and operated stores that sell
legal, locally grown marijuana?

Some states and towns have a monopoly on liquor sales in their area.
The federal government bought and sold tobacco and controlled the
volume with acreage allotments.

The "numbers racket" had many of the same elements as the
marijuana business until the states took over, lowered the odds of
winning and changed the name to lottery, in effect putting the bolita
people out of business.

Again, what would be the effect if the state took over this

William Dicker

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